Mission and Identity

O'Connor Sports Center

Recreational Sports provides numerous fitness and sporting opportunities to develop the bodies, minds, and spirits of Xavier students and personnel and the community at large. The home base for operations for Recreational Sports is the O'Connor Sports Center (OSC), featuring a six-lane 25-meter indoor pool, three court gymnasia, a Hammer Strength room, Nautilus equipment, cardiovascular room, two racquetball/handball courts, and shower/locker rooms.

Summer camps make use of the facilities as well, and some space is available for private rental on weekends and during the summer. The OSC Annual usage report shows that these facilities are used by thousands of Xavier students/employees and non-Xavier members/guests each year.

Quick Facts

Dedicated: 1976

Named After: Paul O'Connor, chancellor and former president

Home to:

  • A Six-lane, 25 meter Indoor Pool
  • Three-court Gymnasium
  • Hammer Strength room
  • Nautilus Cardiovascular room
  • Two Racquetball/Handball Courts
  • Fitness Studio
  • Multi-Purpose room
  • Shower/Locker rooms
  • Recreational Sports Offices

Male using weights in OConnor Sports Center

Students using treadmills in OConnor Sports Center

Students in OConnor Sports Center dance studio